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President Biden’s announcements on refugee numbers have been met with strong criticism from within the Democratic Party.

In-depth: Deeply intertwined with the history of the Palestinian struggle, the UN agency has faced defunding and political delegitimisation in a bid to deprive refugees of their rights.

Cuban leader Raul Castro stepping down

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Cuban leader Raul Castro stepping down

Raul Castro has announced that he is stepping down as first secretary of Cuba.

Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

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Increase in Afghanistan civilian deaths in compared to 2020

There has been a sharp increase in civilian deaths in Afghanistan compared to numbers in 2020, UNAMA found. It comes as Biden revealed his ...

Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, sets 9/11 target

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Biden to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, sets 9/11 target

President Joe Biden has decided to leave American troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban by the Trump ...

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US reinforces 'ironclad' Israel relationship as Iran tension rises

During a two-day visit to Israel, the US defence secretary was quick to reinforce Washington's close relationship with Israel amid tensions with Iran.

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Former UK minister accuses pro-Israel lobby of 'disgusting interference'

Duncan wrote in his memoir 'In The Thick of It: The private diaries of a minister' that the Conservative Friends of Israel has pushed Britain to ...

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US asks Iran to be 'pragmatic'

Following talks in Vienna, the US has asked Iran to be more practical when it comes to renegotiating the nuclear deal.

Brooke Anderson

Iran nuclear talks to reconvene next week following breakthrough

So far, the two sides have agreed to the establishment of working groups to monitor Iran's nuclear activities and US' lifting of sanctions.

Iran, five powers hold second meeting on nuclear deal

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Iran, five powers hold second meeting on nuclear deal

The delicate diplomatic dance that began in Vienna on Tuesday needs to balance the concerns and interests of both Washington and Tehran.

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Ex-NATO commander suggests extending US presence in Afghanistan

NATO's former top commander has suggested a six-month extension to the US presence in Afghanistan as the 1 May withdrawal deadline looms.

US agrees to move 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq

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US agrees to move 'remaining combat troops' from Iraq

The US agreed to remove all remaining combat forces from Iraq.

Iran and US to hold indirect talks in Vienna

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Iran and US to hold indirect talks in Vienna

After months of waiting for the other to make the first move on potentially returning to the Iran nuclear deal, Iran and the US have agreed to ...

US 'open' to direct talks with Iran

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US 'open' to direct talks with Iran

The US will take part in next week's talks in Vienna, which Iran will also attend.

Obama's Kenyan Muslim 'beloved grandmother' dies aged 99

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Obama's Kenyan Muslim 'beloved grandmother' dies aged 99

Mama Sarah will be buried Tuesday at her home, in line with Islamic traditions.

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US President Biden 'to officially recognise Armenian genocide'

Joe Biden will reportedly be the first US president to officially denote the actions of the former Ottoman Empire in the First World War as genocide.

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Putin delivers mocking response to Biden over 'killer' comment

Russian President Vladimir Putin has mocked his US counterpart Joe Biden over the latter’s comments calling him a ‘killer’, saying ‘it takes one ...

Hannah Wallace

Will Biden's Afghanistan peace plan succeed?

Analysis: The US president's Afghanistan peace deal may alienate the very people it aims to bring together, the Afghan government and Taliban ...

Mitchell Plitnick

US lawmaker Meeks shows his true colours on Palestine

Comment: Rep. Gregory Meeks' rightward shift is a worrying sign for Palestine advocates, as Biden's administration waits out elections in Israel ...

Biden signs huge stimulus bill ahead of coronavirus speech

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Biden signs huge stimulus bill ahead of coronavirus speech

President Joe Biden signed a massive $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill ahead of giving a national address where he was set to urge "hope".

Chris Doyle

Syria's bleak decade

Comment: The international community failed Syria. Now they must make sure the next decade is not as bleak as the last, writes Chris Doyle.

Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones

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Biden halts drone strikes outside of war zones

The Biden administration will halt drone strikes in areas where US forces are not present, changing course from the pervious administration.

<em>Barack</em>, Michelle <em>Obama</em> to host Ramadan podcast on Spotify

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Barack, Michelle Obama to host Ramadan podcast on Spotify

The announcement has drawn some less-than-impressed responses from social media users.

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

Nuclear issue key as Iran readies for Rouhani replacement

"Rouhani has every interest in a diplomatic victory to polish the end of his mandate."

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